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Cristiano Ronaldo's Dream Is Turning Into a Nightmare at Real Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 10:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks at the ball prior to taking a free kick during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Real Madrid and Lyon at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 10, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Real Madrid drew the match agsint Lyon 1-1 in the second leg but lost 2-1 on aggregate.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Daniel GoochAnalyst IMarch 12, 2010

When Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United he thought that life couldn't get any better. Playing for one of the best teams in the world, playing with top class players and earning a few quid in the proccess.

It turns out it's not the dream he was hoping for.

He had six amazing years at Old Trafford and was thinking he would carry on in the same way at the Bernabeu.

Nine months after leaving the red devils Ronaldo and his teammates are dealing with fact that they have been knocked out the Champions League in the last-16.

The team worth hundreds of millions in transfer fees are bickering and blaming each other for their crash out against Lyon (2-1 on agg).

Madrid cashed out £232million on new star quality in Kaka, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Raul Albiol, Karim Benzema and Ezequiel Garay, with Ronaldo being the £80 million cherry on top.

There second leg game against Lyon proves that individuals do not make a team great.

Brazilian Kaka was substituted in the second half of the CL game , and was booed off the pitch by the fans as he limped off. 

Manuel Pellegrini, Real's boss, is getting scrutinised aswell, not by the fans but by Kaka's wife. She wrote on twitter that he is "a coward" and "incompetent".

Pellegrini has been called a dead man walking.

Suprisingly, another manager under pressure, Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, is now favourite to replace him.

While all of this was going on, Ronaldo's former club where walking all over AC Milan  beating them 4-0 (7-2 agg) to progress to the next stage.



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